Javier Marías Margaret Jull Costa
- Title: Your Face Tomorrow 2: Dance and Dream
- Author: Javier Marías Margaret Jull Costa
- ISBN: 9780701179755
- Page: 429
- Format: Hardcover
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This is a challenging book to read because the author overextends his thoughts about some details in his scenes and it is very easy for your mind to wander and think of something else while staring at the pages. His overextended thoughts are mimicked by his overextended sentences. I find this book hard to put down too because it is difficult to find the right page to stop. I have a bookmark but when you insert it on a page, since there is oftentimes no paragraph and very few periods, I just coul [...]
"Why not," Tupra responds? So ends the middle volume in this bizarre tale where espionage plays background to a world of memory and time. The setting is contemporary yet the Spanish Civil War assaults the nose. There is an acrid memory and flexible loyalties to ponder. The protagonist is separated from his spouse but her attentions are sought at every turn. Deza, the protagonist, exists in an eternal dislocation: from his domestic life, his country, language and even his memories, especially tho [...]
Javier María’s Your Face Tomorrow, Volume 2 is good but it doesn’t match the brilliance of Volume 1. Volume 1 might be a masterpiece. Our narrator Jaime Dezas, a Spanish expat who lives in London, does intelligence work, probably for the state but who really knows? We start with him talking (or thinking) about how terrible it is to be obligated to others. He starts with the example of a hypothetical beggar. Better not to give the beggar anything, he says, since once you do you’re tied to [...]
At the simplest level, Volume One was about a conversation between an old man and our protagonist, Jacques Deza. But of course, nothing in Marias' hands (or mind) is ever that simple. There are, let it be said, tangents. The Spanish Civil War, espionage, Deza's ex-wife, a mysterious, single drop of blood.Volume Two, at the simplest level, is about a night in a club, or more specifically, Deza's trip to the restroom. Deza is not going there to pee. Nor is his boss, the leader of an unnamed group [...]
While the *Your Face Tomorrow* saga continues in a fairly riveting way--which is enjoyable, but my motivation for reading Marias is never based on plot (how could it be?)--some of the most wonderfully idiosyncratic aspects of Marias's writing spiral out of control in "Dance and Dream".Most notably, his digressions, which I normally adore, truly get out of hand, to the point that many of his asides, instead of being insightful near-non-sequiturs, seem to exist simply for the sake of being digress [...]
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Your Face Tomorrow--which is not to say it's a title easily recommended. I had the luxury of reading all three volumes one after the other and over a relatively short period of time (I think my enjoyment was enhanced by this opportunity). The individual volumes are not episodic or self-contained. I suspect readers who picked up these volumes as they were translated/published were probably left wondering what what they had got themselves into. The books are not volume [...]
I find it much harder to write reviews for books that impress me. It doesn't help that I wedged in two other big books in the middle of reading this (one because of a library due date and the other for a group discussion whose deadline I missed). Part one of this three-part novel piqued my interest, but this second book floored me. The entire volume revolves around one night in a disco and yet Marías takes the reader through history, literature, and all manner of digressions and philosophical t [...]
(segue)Nella seconda parte del romanzo non sorprendono più la ridondante e fascinosa prosa di Marías, la malia di alcune scene, l'incisività e l'eleganza del pensiero, non sorprendono più non perché siano a un tratto divenute scontate, no, lasciano ancora in stato semi-ipnotico e davanti alla bellezza mai ci si annoia, tuttavia dopo le quasi quattrocento pagine della prima parte e le oltre trecento della seconda già sappiamo di che pasta è fatto Marías e si avverte un filo di stanchezza. [...]
I am slightly less enthusiastic about this second part of the trilogy "Your face tomorrow", but that's only because part 1 had raised my expectations to the highest level. In the beginning it was difficult to get used to that particular style of Marias: the hypnotic lengthy sentences, with continuing story twists and almost continuous observations and philosophical and existential musings of Jacques Deza, a Spaniard in London, sent in exile by his wife in Madrid, but almost continuously craving [...]
dance and dream (baile y sueno), the second volume of javier marías's incomparable your face tomorrow (tu rostro mañana), continues the story of jacques deza — finding him ever more deeply entrenched within the enigmatic world of spycraft and intelligence. revisiting and elaborating upon the themes, images, and incidents of the first volume (as well as those of decades past), marías, with considerable patience and measured storytelling, affords a circuitous and deeper (yet not altogether re [...]
"Dance and Dream" is the second novel in Javier Marias' trilogy "Your Face Tomorrow." The first person narrator is Jacques Deza, a Spaniard who has been hired by British intelligence because of his incredible ability to read people and thus, in a sense, perceive the future, "Your Face Tomorrow." He is among those with a gift to be, in his own words, "interpreters of people or translators of lives." This gift, I would suggest, is very much that of the novelist, who at times transforms a brief gli [...]
Inte uppföljaren, utan andra bandet i boken Tu rosta mañana.Väldigt krävande och tät text, långa meningar som spretar i anekdoter och resonemang. Var utmattande och tog mig väldig tid att läsa, men det var värt det. Texten är så insiktsfull och genomborrande, är så imponerad av Marías. Hans språkliga och psykologiska analyser är extremt träffsäkra, och därtill är han stilistisk som få.Men jag har bekymmer som jag inte kan släppa, och det är med kvinnoporträtten. Marías h [...]
balli solitari da incuboJamie/Jack/Jacobo continua la sua esplorazione delle vite altrui per conto di gente sconosciuta che si rivolge al MI5, o MI6, o quel che è, e intanto trova il tempo a portarsi a letto la collega in quella che è la scena di sesso più inquietante dopo quella di 1Q84 di Murakami Haruki, di assistere al lavoro sul campo del suo capo Tupra e a farsi venire gli scrupoli mentre con questi visiona filmati di gente che non sa di essere ripresa in momenti che nessuno dovrebbe ma [...]
This was the first Javier Marias novel where I actively skimmed through sections; it's also the middle part of what I suspect will be his greatest achievement yet. Does that seem contradictory? Let me explain. Marias' prose tends towards long elaborations and digressions, with sentences spanning paragraphs, paragraphs spanning pages and parenthetical statements that take on a voluminous life of their own. In previous novels that I've read (The Man Of Feeling, All Souls, Tomorrow In The Battle Th [...]
Sigue pareciéndome complicado saber qué decir respecto a las novelas de Marías (hasta el momento esta es mi segunda): pasa poco, casi nada, pero se dice mucho, muucho. De nuevo la problemática de lo que se dice y lo que no se dice, de lo que se espera de la gente, de lo que ésta es o no capaz de hacer Deza sigue mostrándonos de a poco su pasado, el de su familia, a la vez que va desarrollando poco a poco la historia compleja de su presente; el horror de las acciones de momentos de guerra, [...]
I really enjoyed most of this book more than the first one, and read it similarly quickly (although am back at work, rather than on holiday, so a bit slower). Again I thought the ending was annoying, but mostly because it is by definition not an end but a bridge to the next book. I liked the way lines of Eliot's Prufrock poem were woven in (even if this is a bit cheesy - I have been a sucker for that poem since I was 16), and I liked the themes of this one - the memory and forgetting and as alwa [...]
This is hard-going for me. Alas, after five books of Marías, it's still hard to get accustomed to his style. But then the late style is more stultifying than the previous digressive acts. I really liked the first volume (Fever and Spear) and yet this second one capitalizes on the same drudgery. The "Dance" chapter is a long boring set-up, but the suspense in the "Dream" part makes up for it. The charismatic character of Tupra is growing one me. I think I'll allow some breathing space before tac [...]
Extensive (even by Your Face Tomorrow standards) brooding upon and leering at women's thighs dampened my enjoyment after the excellent first volume, and it's hard to say whether the objectification is intentional characterization of Deza or authorial shittiness, since the women in these books rarely get the opportunity to share anything of substance. Still, I appreciated Marias's careful, minute examinations of violence, loneliness, and the awfulness of De la Garza's hairnet.
I thought this a great book, particularly the opening and second half, but I found it more difficult to get into than his other books, and I didn't love it as I did vol 1. But I am eagerly looking forward to Vol 3 - and then probably reading it all again to really get to grips with it!
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Better then the first but still overwritten.
This 4 star rating will not, unless something incredibly drastically bad happens soon, be going down. It is however hovering at the edges of 5 . It's very very readable.
Think it's more 4 1/2 stars just for the author's use of language.
my face tomarrow will be stupid and repulsive
*Tamamen spoiler icerir*- Keske kimse bizden hicbir zaman bir sey rica etmese, hatta bir sey istemese, ne bir tavsiye, ne bir lutuf, ne bir borc, hatta ne de ilgi; keske baskalari bizden kendilerini dinlememeizi istemese, ne sefil sorunlarini, ne kendimizinkilerle tipatip ayni olan aci celiskilerini, ne anlasilmaz suphelerini, ne kolaylikla birbirinin yerini tutabilecek, artik hepsi yazilmis hikayelerini (anlatmaya calisilabilecek seylerin yelpazesi pek genis degildir). s. 11- "Mutsuzluk bir ica [...]
comunidadeculturaearteAo julgarmos como facto ser impossível saber se alguém iria cometer determinado crime, se deteria em si a possibilidade (e capacidade) de o cometer, demarcamo-nos de qualquer culpa em algo que venha a ser cometido por quem cujo rosto amanhã não soubemos prever pelo rosto de hoje. Mas ao não os impedirmos, não seremos todos, com maior ou menor grau, cúmplices dos crimes que são cometidos?Dança e Sonho, é o segundo volume da monumental obra do escritor espanhol Javi [...]
This is the second volume of the trilogy TU ROSTRO MAÑANA (Your Face Tomorrow). It continues the tale of the life and musings of Jaime Reza, a Spaniard living a solitary life in London, estranged from his Spanish wife and children. Deza works for a Government department of "watchers" and "interpreters" who observe and comment on random persons for unexplained reasons. He is valued for a talent he is not sure he possesses: the ability to see people's faces tomorrow, that is, the capability of pr [...]
Marías avanza con lentitud en la historia que también con lentitud presentó en el inicio de la trilogía.En esta oportunidad el lector se adentra en el trabajo de Deza y lo ve en acción, al mismo tiempo que descubre el alcance, no siempre ético del trabajo del protagonista y su jefe.Marías abunda (y quizá abusa) en digresiones, reflexiona sobre temas como la violencia, la verdad, la traición, y lo hace mientras Deza se adentra en los recuerdos de las charlas con su padre, anhela la recon [...]
In volume 1 Marías warned us about too much (story-)telling. Now he's warning us about too much asking. The first line: "If only no one ever asked anything of us" (my translation). Because when you ask someone for something, or someone asks you for something, you get all wrapped up and tangled up and knotted up, caught in a web you can't get out of. (Of course, in the end, both telling and asking are necessary)In my review of volume 1, I didn't mention Marías's style, probably because it's typ [...]
Your Face Tomorrow: Dance and Dream continues the adventure of the intuitive Jacques Desa. He has settled into working for the mysterious organisation where he is employed to watch interviews and gives his opinion as to what the interviewee might be capable of in the future. As he gains the trust of his boss, the enigmatic, full-eyelashed Tupra, he is soon asked to come along on evenings out with Tupra and people who are clients or subjects of interest or who knows what. One evening out Jacques [...]
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